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Committees

Committee Chair/Co-Chairs
B’nai MitzvahProvides structure, resources and community support for families preparing for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process in the Havurah community. Julie Hastings & Miriam Reshotko
Cemetery Logistics – Oversees the management of Havurah's cemetery, including burial plot sales and agreements with Metro Regional Government, which owns the cemetery. Dave Weil & Lou Jaffe
Connections Provides a warm and welcoming environment for new, prospective and current members. Strives to engage members in social events while creating connections and a sense of belonging. Sarah Rosenberg
DesignSelects the art, design and furnishings that beautify Havurah Shalom’s space, according to Havurah aesthetics and values. Joan Peck
FinanceProvides oversight and continuous budgetary management of Havurah’s finances. Janet Byrd
FundraisingEngages Havurahniks in creative ways to financially support the community and its outreach. Janet Byrd
GardeningBeautifies and maintains Havurah's outdoor areas. Barbara Gundle
History – Works to collect, organize and preserve historical documents and artifacts of our community with the goal of sharing the collective memory and experience of Havurah with our community.  
Holidays – Identifies co-leaders for each of four annual holiday celebrations, guides co-leaders in planning celebrations with a goal of making them intergenerational, and attends at least one planning meeting prior to each celebration. Gaby Saunders & Patricia Schwartz
Information TechnologyStrategizes, manages and troubleshoots the technological aspects of Havurah’s operations. Steve Birkel

Leadership Development
Supports the development of Havurah leaders.

Debbi Nadell
Lifelong Learning (LLC)Works to provide programming and resources for Adult Education and oversees policy decisions for our Shabbat School, Middle School, and High School programs. Eve Berry
Ma’avar: End of Life & Cemetery Provides the Havurah community resources to honor the dead and to comfort and support mourners, in keeping with Jewish traditions and rituals, and oversees cemetery operations. Sidney Gold & Keren McCord
Pastoral Care Team Provides spiritual support to members during the time when we don't have a rabbi, between May and the end of July 2017. Will be developing a long range plan for a lay-led pastoral care team in the future. Allen Cordova & Sandy Ramirez
Rabbi Transition Team Supports and welcomes Rabbi Benjamin and his family as they become a part of the Havurah community. (This is one-year disappearing task force.) Stacy Hankin & Amanda Coffey
Safety Establishes procedures and information to ensure the safety of the community.  John Devlin
Spiritual LifeSeeks to enhance and expand the community’s spiritual experiences and encourages independent efforts to develop new communal practices with alternative services, study sessions, learner’s minyans, yoga and other creative expressions of spirituality. Diane Chaplin & Sam Sirkin
SteeringGoverning body focused on strategy, policy and long range planning. Bill Kwitman & Ken Lerner, Co-Presidents; Julia Lager-Mesulam, Vice President; Shelley Sobel, Immediate Past President; Janet Byrd, Treasurer; Liz Joffe, Corporate Secretary; Susan Brenner, Lead for Avodah (Spiritual Life); Aaron Pearlman, Lead for Kehilla (Community); Lisa Cordova, Lead for Limud (Education); Chris Coughlin, Lead for Tikkun Olam (Social Action)
Tikkun Olam – Tikkun Olam – the healing impact of social justice through vibrant, diverse efforts in our community and the world. From its beginnings, Tikkun Olam has been a core value for the Havurah community. We pursue Tikkun Olam through advocacy, outreach and direct service activities. In addition to our ongoing projects, the Tikkun Olam Committee invites and encourages Havurah members to suggest new ideas and opportunities for expanding our community involvement as we work for social justice.

Chris Coughlin & Bob Brown


Workgroup Leaders:

Climate Change: Michael Heumann

Equity: Susan Rosenthall & Liz Schwartz

Immigrants & Refugees: Rachel Oh & Bob Brown

Poverty & Homelessness: Gloria Halper & Steve Rudman

 

 

 

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